CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. – The first of three-straight games at Klöckner Stadium for top-ranked Virginia (10-0-1) will be against No. 17 James Madison (9-3-1) on Tuesday night (Oct. 15). The match is scheduled for 7 p.m. and will air live on ACC Network.
Game Coverage: ACC network is available through participating TV providers. For more information on how to get ACC, visit GetACCN.com. Links for the live stream and in-game live stats will be available on VirginiaSports.com. Note, only subscribers of ACC Network will be able to stream the match through the ESPN app. Fans can also follow the Virginia men’s soccer official twitter account (@UVAMenSoccer) for in-game updates.
For all regular season home games, reserved single-game tickets can be purchased for $8 online and in advance, and $10 at the box office on game day. General admission single-game tickets are $5 online and in advance, and $8 at the box office on game day.
• Virginia and James Madison will meet for the first time since 2016, a 3-1 Cavalier victory.
• The Cavaliers are one of seven teams nationally without a loss this season.
• The Virginia defense leads the country in goals against average (0.18), save percentage (.818) and shutouts (9).
• In the first installment of the NCAA RPI, Virginia ranks No.1 among the 206 DI men’s soccer programs. The Cavaliers are No. 1 in Monday’s TopDrawer.com Poll while the United Soccer Coaches poll is revealed on Tuesday (Oct. 15).
• Virginia is 6-0 at home this season and has won seven-straight matches at Klöckner Stadium dating back to last season.
• The Cavaliers are 4-0 against nationally ranked opponents in 2019.
• Virginia comes into the contest unbeaten in its last 13 regular season non-conference matches 12-0-1.
AGAINST JAMES MADISON
• Virginia is unbeaten in its last 19 matches against James Madison.
• Under head coach George Gelnovatch, the Cavaliers are 5-0-1 against the Dukes.
• Virginia owns a 19-4-2 advantage in the all-time series that first began in 1972.
• This marks the third time that both teams come into the match up nationally ranked and first time since 2000.
Sept. 23, 1992 – No. 1 Virginia defeated No. 8 James Madison, 3-0
Dec. 4, 1994 – No. 4 Virginia defeated No. 10 James Madison, 4-1 (NCAA Quarterfinal)
Oc.t 4, 2000 – No. 13 James Madison defeated No. 17 James Madison, 3-2 (2OT)
• In its third true road game of the season Virginia drew even with Boston College, 1-1 on soggy Friday night in Newton Mass.
• Junior Spencer Patton broke a 0-0 stalemate in the 57th minute but a little under eight minutes later, BC was the beneficiary of a UVA own goal to level the match at one.
• It marked the first time Virginia has surrendered an own goal since a 3-2 win over Wright State on Oct. 16, 2012 and also snapped a 692-minute opponent scoreless streak.
• Virginia dominated the match in all facets, with a 21-3 shot advantage and took 14 of the 15 corner kick attempts on the night. The Eagles did not take a single shot on goal.
• The draw snapped a 10-game winning streak, the best start in the George Gelnovatch era.
DISSECTING THE DEFENSE
• Virginia has surrendered two goals in 11 games, the fewest in the country. Only Navy (3 goals in 12 games) and Missouri State (4 goals in 11 games) have allowed less than five goals this season.
• Friday night against Boston College was the second time this season (Western Michigan – Sept. 23) an opponent has failed to register a shot on target.
• Virginia has held opponents to five or less total shots four times and single-digit shots six times.
• The Cavaliers have trailed for a total of 22:23 of the 832:07 minutes played this year.
• The defensive trio comprised of Robin Afamefuna Henry Kessler, Andreas Ueland have started all 11 games and have missed a total of four minutes of game action as a unit.
• Virginia allowed one goal through its first 10 games, the fewest in the 76-year history of the program. Last season the Cavaliers went seven games before conceding the season’s second goal, which had happened only one other time (1985).
HOW THEY SCORE IT
• A total of 11 different goal scorers are responsible for the 19 Virginia goals scored this season.
• Only Clemson (14), the nation’s top scoring offense (3.50 gpg) and Wake Forest (12) have more goal scorers among ACC teams.
• Sophomore Daryl Dike leads the team in points (3g, 5a) with 12. Not included in his stats are the fouls he drew to setup the game-winning goals against George Washington and Notre Dame.
• Dike’s six assists are the third most in the ACC and 20th most in the country
• Joe Bell has four points (1g, 2a) in his last four games. The Cavaliers are 11-2-1 in his three seasons when he registers a point.
• Against Boston College junior Spencer Patton scored his third goal of the year on Friday night and all of three have come against ACC opponents. He logged 58 minutes in Friday night’s match and has appeared in every game this season with starts against Duke (Sept.13) and Louisville (Oct. 4).
• Goalkeeper Colin Shutler was credited with his 17th career shutout last Friday (Oct. 4) against Louisville, moving him into a tie with Tony Meola for the seventh most on the program’s career shutout list.
• Shutler has 17 shutouts in 26 career starts for the Cavaliers.
• The redshirt junior is also the NCAA’s active leader with a career goals against average (0.48) which is the third lowest in UVA history.
All-Time Career Shutouts at UVA
4. Jeff Caldwell (2014-17) 23
Bob Willen (1984-87) 23
6. David Comfort (1999-02) 19
7. Tony Meola (1988-89) 17
Colin Shutler (2017-19) 17